INTERPOL’s Port Security Project team led a training session on using forensics to boost the fight against cross-border crime. This included the use of mobile biometric devices (SEEK Avenger) which enable officers in the field to capture fingerprint and facial data, then run checks in real time against INTERPOL’s databases.

Held from 3 to 7 April in Port Louis, Mauritius, at the premises of Mauritius Revenue Authority, the training session was attended by 28 representatives from forensics services and INTERPOL National Central Bureaus from the project’s nine beneficiary countries.

At the opening ceremony, H.E. Mr Vincent Degert, Ambassador of the European Union to Mauritius and the Seychelles, handed over the Seek Avenger device to the Director of the CID Mauritius Police Force, to be used by their forensics experts.